Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, Cuenca

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Cuenca
A fusion of architectural styles, Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral stands as a towering landmark visible from all over town. Constructed over a period of nearly 100 years and finished only in 1975, the cathedral features Romanesque Revival, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic elements. Marvel at its trio of powder-blue domes, covered in imported blue and white glazed tiles, and get a good look at the intricate facade. Head inside to enjoy its vaulted interior lavishly decorated with gold and marble accents. Note that the building's blue domes appear disproportionately small; an architectural flaw required a downsizing of the overly heavy features so as not to collapse the structure. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral by using our Cuenca day trip planning website .
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  • This cathedral is worth a visit to marvel at the historical architecture of this building. Some restoration ongoing but still a good photo opportunity.  more »
  • For me this is one of the most beautiful and powerful of basin. The Cathedral is beautiful inside and out. On the side there are two beautiful courtyards with shops and cafes, from where its wonderful celestial domes can photograph. It is a must-see place in Cuenca.
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  • A beautiful rather recent construction located and nice to visit knew Calderon square that is the heart of the city. We finds in front of this great cathedral, the old must visit because c is a museum now. Do not miss the former seminar which adjoins the current Cathedral there are the french, nice Bistro
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  • Magnificent, beautiful, overwhelming, humbling. Truly a glimpse into the majesty of God's kingdom.
  • Beautiful architecture. When I went there was for free.. The best way to explore the city is walking so explore away!
  • Beautiful architecture and great religious service. Very pleasant atmosphere and I will definitely go again next time I visit Ecuador!
  • Amazing architecture, very well maintained and it's free the most of the services.
  • It really is a beautiful structure. Before I leave I fully intend to visit properly, rather than just walk around the outside.
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